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BECAUSE OF TEXAS LEADERS, JUNETEENTH NOW A HOLIDAY

On June 19th, 1865, Union General Gordan arrived in Galveston. One of his first orders of business was to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas. 156 years later, Juneteenth officially became a Federal holiday. We owe this loooonnng overdue achievement to Fort Worth resident Opal Lee, often called the “Grandmother of Juneteenth,” and the tireless work from other Texas leaders such as Rep. Jackson Lee. Most Texas elected officials supported this bill, these four fools did not: Sen. Cruz, Rep. Crenshaw, Rep. Jackson, and Rep. Roy. Click here to join our volunteer army as we prepare to vote out this band of fools. 

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STATE REPS IN DC

ORTX-endorsed State Reps Gina Hinojosa, Jasmine Crockett, and other Texas leaders went to DC to fight for our voting rights. SB 7, the bill the Texas Dems killed by walking out, is likely to be resurrected in a Special Session. This zombie bill is still a grave threat to the very democracy that the Texas GOP hates. Our elected progressive leaders met with others to push Congress to do its job and protect us from the radical right. Click here to sign our petition about Voting Rights.  

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PROGRESSIVES TAKING THE OATH

It was a week of celebration in San Antonio and the DFW area! Several of our great progressive leaders were sworn in after their amazing victories. We’re so proud of them! Help us get more progressives like them elected. Chip in to build our progressive war chest!

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ABBOTT THE BEE KILLER

There are 3 things Abbott apparently hates: voting rights, funding the Texas Legislature, and bees. Abbott vetoed a bill that would have promoted pollinator-friendly habitat on solar farms. I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised as Abbott is more vinegar than honey. Help us save the bees. Click here to sign our petition calling for a Green New Deal.

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GOP LA LA LAND

So Texas once again can’t keep all of the lights on. Many of us received a report from ERCOT about power shortages due to a not-even-summer-yet heatwave. We’ve heard of some rolling blackouts near the Marble Falls area. Meanwhile, in GOP La La Land, instead of spending a dime to fix the grid, the Texas GOP decided that, since they’re personally rich enough to always have electricity, to spend $250 million on the racist border wall. This is why we can’t have nice things, like reliable electricity. Like the GOP plans to resurrect their voter suppression bill, we’re resurrecting our Fire Abbott petition. Sign it today! 

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BETO, HIGHTOWER, & GOOD TROUBLE

Beto O’Rourke, OR Board member Jim Hightower, and many Texas leaders traveled around the state pushing Congress to pass the For the People Act -- the bill that will expand voting rights. The only way this bill will get passed is by ending the Filibuster. OR is putting boots on the ground in West Virginia and elsewhere to make this happen. Chip in to help build our progressive war chest.

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MAKE YOUR ORTX PROFILE

Did you know that you can make your own Our Revolution Texas profile? It’s a great way to connect with other progressives and recruit your friends! Just go to our website and you’ll be able to sign in at the top right of your screen (can sign in via email, Facebook, or Twitter). Once signed in, by clicking your user icon at the top right again, you’ll be able to edit your settings, bios, and more. Under the volunteer section, you will find links you can use to find your friends who follow ORTX and even receive your custom recruitment link. Click here to get started! 

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Progressive cowboy | State Organizer of @OurRevTexas & frmr TX SD24 candidate | Frmr teacher & water researcher | Beekeeper | Rancher | Author | He/him/his